Mom says boyfriend injected her with drugs after 'Baby Doe' death

Rachelle Bond testifies in Suffolk Superior Court under questioning from assistant district attorney David Deakin in Boston on Monday

Rachelle Bond took the stand in Suffolk Superior Court on Friday.

Michael McCarthy, the then-boyfriend of the girl's mother Rachelle Bond, has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Bella, either by suffocating her or punching her in the stomach repeatedly.

Bond later texted a pal of the event: "Ain't that some (expletive)?"

Bond told the jury that she confronted McCarthy.

"I can never get her back... And after that you didn't do anything either, did you?"

In what many veteran legal observers considered an odd and telling moment, Rachelle Bond, an adult mother, said Bella, a two-year-old toddler, "played her" into allowing her to stay up late. While she was questioned by prosecutor David Deakin on Friday and early Monday, neither she nor Deakin mentioned the refrigerator. "It just snowballed into a bad effect".

In June 2015, Rachelle Bond described how Bella hadn't slept for a few nights, coming into the couple's bedroom. "The prosecution's case rests entirely upon the uncorroborated and unbelievable testimony from Rachelle Bond". His defense attorney alleged that Rachelle Bond was the one truly obsessed with demons and that she was "probably" Bella's true killer. "This is not a meek, submissive woman, and that's the point the commonwealth is making".

At the time, authorities were trying to identify the body of a little girl that had washed up on Deer Island on June 25, 2015, a child who was initally known only as "Baby Doe". She previously pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping dispose of her daughter's body.

Prosecutors allege McCarthy killed Bella because he believed her to be possessed by demons. As a result, she could walk free on time served at the end of the trial. Shapiro subjected the 41-year-old Rachelle Bond to an intense cross examination. Shapiro asked her why she wasn't anxious that he would give her an overdose, to which she responded, "I don't know if at that time I really cared if I died".

Rachelle Bond testified that it was McCarthy who began disciplining Bella and adding the concept of consistent sleep schedules into the girl's life. Shapiro, who at times was chided by the judge for being too argumentative, told Bond, "it's kind of hard to get your story straight when you're making it up".

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